Product Description We never know when violence might be visited upon us—at home, in the workplace, at school—anywhere. Crime, sexual assaults, threats to our children, and terrorist attacks are all part of the global landscape. There are concrete measures anyone can take to mitigate danger and if necessary, to fight like a sociopath to defeat a sociopath. Robert Montgomery wrote Seconds to Live or Die to help you prevail in the face of unexpected violence. Drawing on his experiences as a career CIA officer, Robert offers up proven methods in self-protection for you and your family at home, on the street, and abroad.By practicing what you read in this book, you can learn to control fear, hone your situational awareness, and when the unimaginable happens, cycle through denial, deliberation, and into action to effectively fight for your life—irrespective of gender, experience, or physical ability. In violence, every fraction of a second can mean the difference between finding yourself above dirt—or six feet under. Review " Seconds to Live or Die is a no-nonsense guide for anyone interested in self-protection. It boils down decades of experience into a format that is easy to understand and practical to apply should you ever find yourself faced with the unimaginable." -- Loren W. Christensen , bestselling author of nearly 60 books "The definitive reference on 'How not to be a victim!' Experience counts! And Rob Montgomery has an amazing body of experience to draw upon, combined with the experiences of others, superbly focused to give us one of the great 'survival guides' to come out of these violent times. This book is for everyone who wants to mitigate the risk, everyone who wants to seek safety, for themselves and their loved ones." -- Lt.Col. Dave Grossman , author of On Combat, On Killing , and On Spiritual Combat About the Author ROBERT MONTGOMERY was an operations officer in the CIA for thirty-four years and served in some of the most dangerous locales on the planet. He's also a former Marine and the founder of Guard Well Defense, LLC. Robert teaches training courses such as Combatives for Women, Improvised Weapons, and Street Smarts for Students and Business Persons, designed to help anyone mitigate and deal with unexpected violence. He is the father of six wonderful children and husband to an amazing wife.